Samyang 300mm F6.3 ED UMC CS Reflex A-mount lens review by tekwizard

reviewer#44140 date: Oct-1-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 70-300 G, Sony 500 F8
price paid:260 Eur
positive:* Small and light
* Very sharp up to 7 meter distance
* Good use as semi macro
negative:I cant get sufficient sharpness on objects further than 7 meters or even infinity.
comment:This lens is excellent as a light kit for semi macros of insects etc. and can also give some great street photos. For this usage it is also very sharp. However, I am unable to get anything which is further away than a few meters sharp with it.

rating summary

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  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.30 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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